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Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (español) offers a free bilingual hotline at (831) 755-0793 for community members to get answers to their coronavirus questions. The hotline is available 7 days a week, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m each day.
Montage Health is promoting FREE e-visits for those who have symptoms similar to those associated with the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Visit https://www.montagehealth.org/montage-health/services/evisit/#.XnKuVohKhPY to learn more.
Natividad Hospital has:
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has posted a webpage of videos of COVID-19 information in the Mixteco language. It includes four quick public service announcement (PSA) videos of about 30 seconds each, and one longer video of about 4.5 minutes. These videos provide the information that every person needs to enhance their safety during this epidemic. The videos include:
Walgreens is offering free delivery on prescriptions: https://www.walgreens.com/
CVS is waiving charges on delivery or prescriptions: https://www.cvs.com/content/
Monterey County Behavioral Health [1-888-258-6029] can provide 24/7 counseling and help with referrals.
The Suicide Prevention Hotline [1-877-663-5433] provides 24/7 free and confidential emotional support to those who feel suicidal or who are in emotional distress.
Monterey County Schools offering free meals can be found on this Interactive Google Map. Pickup and delivery times are subject to change so families are urged to contact their district prior to making a decision based on the information provided on this map.
Northminster Presbyterian Preschool in Salinas is offering temporary Emergency Childcare to Essential Workers. The preschool is taking children ages birth to age 6 and is located at 345 E Alvin Drive, Salinas CA 93906. To contact them, call Tasha at (831) 682-1593.
Monterey County Child Care has established an Essential Worker Child Care request form in English and español on its website at http://montereycountychildcare.org. It is also the place to go to find up-to-date information on available child care. Click here or call the Resource & Referral line at: (831) 757-0775 (available 24/7 in Spanish and English).
Monterey County’s Resource and Referral Line https://rrmaofsal.
Office of Emergency Services has an online list of child care resources that are available during this time.
While much of what we are experiencing is uncharted territory, there are some laws that apply to this challenging time. Here are some resources that might help.
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The following stores are offering some ways for elders and others at risk to access groceries. Please make sure to double check the specific store near to a client so that the information on timing is accurate. This list could also be growing as these companies figure out their own strategies. NOTE: Most of these places are offering these hours for the population they deem to be most "at risk." If you are considered at risk, due to underlying health conditions, but are not above the "special hours" age threshold, we encourage you to call ahead to determine your eligibility.
Target – First hour of shopping, 8 am – 9 am is reserved seniors and those with health conditions. https://corporate.target.com/about/purpose-history/our-commitments/target-coronavirus-hub?lnk=Acoronavirusupd
Nob Hill – Senior Essentials Bags for $20 are intended for seniors and at-risk consumers. They are available in front of the store each day at 7 a.m. with mix of fresh items and pantry staples. First come, first served. Reacy to Eat Meals bags are also available for $35 each. https://www.raleys.com/senior-essentials-bag/
Costco - Costco warehouses will open from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday for members ages 60 and older, and for those with physical impairments. https://www.costco.com/covid-updates.html
Whole Foods – Starting Wednesday – individuals 60+ will visit the store one hour before it is open to the public. Monterey Whole Foods will open from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. on Wednesdays for seniors. Regular store hours are 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. https://media.wholefoodsmarket.com/news/how-whole-foods-market-is-responding-to-covid-19
Safeway/Albertsons/Lucky – Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. for vulnerable shoppers. https://www.albertsonscompanies.com/newsroom/shopping-hours-for-vulnerable-customers.html
Dollar General – First hour of every day for elders and others. Open at 8 a.m. – elders to shop from 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. http://www2.dollargeneral.com/About-Us/pages/storelocator.aspx
Walgreens - Tuesday mornings, from 8 am - 9 am are reserved for seniors (ages 55 and over) https://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/seniorday.jsp?ban=seniorday_vanityurl
Trader Joe's - First hour of every day (9 am - 10 am) for seniors https://www.traderjoes.com/announcement/supporting-our-senior-customers
Walmart - An "hour-long senior shopping event" will take place "every Tuesday for customers aged 60 and older. This will start one hour before the store opens." If your Walmart store's normal opening hour is 7 am, the senior shopping time on Tuesday will be between 6 am and 7 am. Walmart's pharmacies and vision centers will also be open during this time. https://corporate.walmart.com/newsroom/2020/03/18/latest-walmart-store-changes-to-support-associates-and-customers
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